Wednesday, October 9, 2019



Welcome to the 2019-20 Robinson Wellness E-News! 

You can check here for all school health and wellness committee activities, 
announcements and updates!    ~Christie Camizzi, BSN, RN



Contents:

1. Germ Control
2. Staying Home During Illness
3. Childhood Obesity



************New & Events***********


Germ Control!!
Happy Fall, Razorbacks!  Just a reminder that it is a great idea to have your child immunized against the flu virus. Once simple vaccine goes a long way to help keep your child healthy throughout the fall and winter months.  Also, remind your child at home to wash hands frequently and I will also reinforce those habits here at school.  We can't keep all illness away from school but we can all do our part to minimize the impact germs make on our student population as a whole. 



Staying Home During Illness
I know that students and parents feel a lot of pressure to keep their kids at school due to class demands and work schedules; however, remember the Plano ISD policies about keeping your student at home.  Following these guidelines protects ALL staff and students.  This includes:

a)Temperature of 100 ° or more. Student must be fever free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry
b) Pain and/or swelling at angle of jaw
c) Undetermined rash over any part of the body
d) Undiagnosed scaly patches on the body or scalp
e) Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Student must be symptom free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry
f) Red, draining eyes
g) Intense itching with signs and symptoms of secondary infection
h) Open draining lesions that cannot be covered and contained
i) Jaundice
j) Persons who exhibit these or other signs of communicable disease as outlined by local health authorities in the presence of a specific disease alert.



Childhood Obesity 
Written by Andjelka Pavlovic, PhD


Childhood obesity continues to be one of the greatest health threats to kids and teens across the country. In the United States, approximately 1 in 5 youth ages 6 – 19 is obese, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
One of the leading causes of childhood obesity is a sedentary lifestyle devoid of physical activity. While technological advancements make our lives more comfortable, they also encourage less physical activity and promote more screen time with TVs, tablets and computers. Too much screen time can be detrimental to the overall physical health and emotional well-being of our youth.
Along with physical inactivity, poor diets are also strongly associated with childhood obesity rates. High-calorie, nutrient-deficient meals and snacks and an abundance of drinks loaded with added sugar are causing our youth to pack on the pounds. An unhealthy body mass index and poor cardiorespiratory fitness is a recipe for health risks that can lead to serious problems as adults.
It’s a fact: Obese children are at greater risk of becoming obese adults.
Obesity at any age is a problem. As adults though, it can lead to the development of numerous chronic and potentially life-shortening health conditions such as Type II Diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer, to name a few. Identifying modifiable risk factors for the prevention of childhood obesity is of utmost importance.

Listen to Mom

Research shows that mothers are the dominant influencers of a child’s lifestyle choices. One recent study sought to examine the relationship between mothers’ lifestyle factors (e.g. healthy body mass index, participation in regular physical activity, smoking status, etc.) and their child’s risk of developing obesity. Approximately 17,000 mothers and 24,000 children participated in the study, which showed that the incidence of obesity in the child was significantly lower when mothers:
  • maintained a healthy body mass index of 18.5-24.9 kg/m2 (56% reduction in risk)
  • engaged in at least 150 min/week of moderate/vigorous physical activities (21% reduction in risk)
  • did not smoke (31% reduction in risk)
  • consumed alcohol in moderation (1.0-14.9 g/day; 12% reduction in risk)
Surprisingly, the one risk factor that was not associated with obesity in children was the mother’s diet. However, children of women who followed all five healthy lifestyle factors (diet, weight, physical activity, smoking, alcohol) had a 75% lower risk of obesity compared to the children of mothers who did not adhere to any healthy lifestyle factors. Additionally, if both mothers and children followed a healthy lifestyle, there was an 82% reduction in the risk of developing obesity.
The study concluded that mothers who adhere to a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of obesity in their children. Additionally, when both mothers and children follow a healthy lifestyle, the risk of obesity in children is reduced even further.

Parents Hold the Power

So what does all of this mean? As parents, it is important to establish healthy lifestyle choices in the home to help prevent childhood obesity in the first place:
  • Live a physically active life through exercise, chores, and movement throughout the day.
  • Maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Do not smoke or vape tobacco products.
  • Drink alcohol only in moderation.
  • Eat a healthy, nutrient-rich diet.
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Thursday, August 1, 2019


Welcome to the 2019-20 Robinson Wellness E-News! 

You can check here for all school health and wellness committee activities, 
announcements and updates!    ~Christie Camizzi, BSN, RN

  
Contents:

1. First Day of School August 12!!
2. Medication Drop Off and Forms
3. Vaccination Updates

Coming Soon: Wellness Committee Updates and Plant-Based Eating!

New & Events

First Day of School is August 12
Welcome back!  Time to hustle and get those vaccines updated and forms into the clinic so your child can attend school on the first day!  If your child's schedule cannot be printed due to a vaccine schedule hold, call me and I can tell you exactly what your child needs and then I will remove the hold.  You can call me at 469-752-6209 and I will call you back quickly.  I do not yet have access to the clinic due to construction but I do receive messages.  Students may NOT attend school without an up to date record.  Parents will be called to pick up their student and we really don't want to do that but it is Texas State Law!  

Medication Drop Off and Forms
Feel free to bring any medications by July 31, August 1, 7, 8, and 9th.  I will be at off campus training on August 5 and 6th.  Avoid the first day of school if possible.  I will very likely have a line out the door.  You may find the Medication Authorization Form here: https://www.pisd.edu/Page/1697

Vaccination Opportunity
If your child needs vaccines, make your doctor appointments as soon as possible.  For a low cost option, on Monday, August 5th, Frankford Middle School is having a Back to School Fair and Passport Health will hold an immunization clinic between 9 AM and 2 PM.  All vaccines are $10!!! Bring me or send via email your updated records to the clinic or christie.camizzi@pisd.edu.  Thank you!

I'd love to meet you and learn more about your child especially if you have any specific health concerns that I can help with while he/she is at school!  
Come by and say "hi"!




Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Robinson's Wellness E-News



Welcome to Robinson's Wellness E-News! 

You can check here for all school health and wellness committee activities, 
announcements and updates! 
Sincerely, Christie Camizzi, BSN, RN
Contents:
1. Schedule Pick Up and Med Drop Off for Fall
2. Links to Action Plans Forms and Medication Forms
3. Sixth Grade Needs Vaccines Before May 22nd!
4. End of Year Medication Pick-Up!!

New & Events

Fall Schedule Pick Up, Med Drop Off and Meeting with the Nurse

Please bring your student’s action plan, medication, and all related supplies to the Robinson Middle School clinic during Schedule Pick-Up on Wednesday, July 31st  from 8-10 AM for 6th grade; 1-3 PM for 7th and 8th grade. Please contact Nurse Christie Camizzi at christie.camizzi@pisd.edu or by phone at 469-752-6209 at your earliest convenience to schedule an appointment time to discuss your child's health issue and receive medication(s). This will facilitate having all the supplies and paperwork in order before the start of school. Looking forward to meeting you!

                                                 Forms for Next Year!

Be ready for next year before your child's Schedule Pick Up Day and bring all forms to the Clinic! You received these forms when picking up your students medications but they are also available via the following links:

            https://www.pisd.edu/Medication Consent Form
            https://www.pisd.edu/Allergy Action Plan
            https://www.pisd.edu/AsthmaActionPlan

            https://www.pisd.edu/DiabetesActionPlan
            https://www.pisd.edu/Seizure Action Plan
            https://www.pisd.edu/Consent Form


Current Sixth Grade Families-DTaP and Meningitis (MCV4) Before End of School Year!

The DPT is required prior to entry to grade 7.   Most sixth graders had their last DPT vaccine at about age 4 or 5 and are due for a booster anyway.  The MCV4 vaccine must also be given prior to starting 7th grade but NOT before 11 years old.  If the MCV4 was given before age 11 years, they will have to have it again before the start of 7th grade.  These are state requirements and will apply no matter what middle school your child attends.  If your student does get these vaccines before the end of the 6th grade year, please provide a copy of the updated immunization record to the school nurse when it becomes available.  The sooner you provide an updated immunization record to the school, the sooner you can put that requirement behind you.  

Please understand: your student will not be given a schedule or be permitted to start grade 7 until the vaccine requirements are met.




                                     END OF YEAR MEDICATION PICK UP!! 

Medications taken on an "as-needed" basis must be picked up from the clinic by Wednesday, May 22.  All daily medications must be picked up by the last day of school on May 24th. All medications are disposed at the end of the last day and are NOT SAVED for the next school year so please pick them up.  Thank you!! 





                                      Have a GRRRREATTT Summer!!


Friday, May 3, 2019

Robinson's Wellness E-News


Welcome to Robinson's Wellness E-News! 

You can check here for all school health and wellness committee activities, 
announcements and updates! 
Sincerely, Christie Camizzi, BSN, RN
Contents:
1. Sixth Grade Needs Vaccines Before May 22nd!
2. Red Balloon Run May 11
3. End of Year Medication Pick-Up!!
4. Links to Action Plans Forms and Medication Forms
5. Healthy Zone School Summer Activities and Info

New & Events

Current Sixth Grade Families-DTaP and Meningitis (MCV4) Before End of School Year!

The DPT is required prior to entry to grade 7.   Most sixth graders had their last DPT vaccine at about age 4 or 5 and are due for a booster anyway.  The MCV4 vaccine must also be given prior to starting 7th grade but NOT before 11 years old.  If the MCV4 was given before age 11 years, they will have to have it again before the start of 7th grade.  These are state requirements and will apply no matter what middle school your child attends.  If your student does get these vaccines before the end of the 6th grade year, please provide a copy of the updated immunization record to the school nurse when it becomes available.  The sooner you provide an updated immunization record to the school, the sooner you can put that requirement behind you.  

Please understand: your student will not be given a schedule or be permitted to start grade 7 until the vaccine requirements are met.

The Red Balloon Run and Ride is May 11, 2019!
Come walk or ride your bike with students, staff and families!  Dress for comfort and wear your PURPLE!  Make it as fun as you'd like!  We've seen tutu's and face paint!  Last year it was cancelled which is likely why they moved it to May this year instead of April.



END OF YEAR MEDICATION PICK UP!! 
Medications taken on an "as-needed" basis must be picked up from the clinic by Wednesday, May 22.  All daily medications must be picked up by the last day of school on May 24th. All medications are disposed at the end of the last day and are NOT SAVED for the next school year so please pick them up.  Thank you!! 


Forms for Next Year!
Be ready for next year before your child's Schedule PickUp Day and bring all forms to the Clinic! All of these forms are available in the clinic or via the following links:
https://www.pisd.edu/Medication Consent Form
https://www.pisd.edu/Allergy Action Plan
https://www.pisd.edu/AsthmaActionPlan

https://www.pisd.edu/DiabetesActionPlan
https://www.pisd.edu/Seizure Action Plan
https://www.pisd.edu/Consent Form

Healthy Zone Summer Activities and Info


Check out these fun and informative resources for healthy summer fun!

https://www.healthyzoneschool.com/resources



Have a GRRRREATTT Summer!!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Welcome to Robinson's Wellness E-News! 

You can check here for all school health and wellness committee activities, 
announcements and updates! 

Sincerely, Christie Camizzi, BSN, RN


Contents:

1. Screen-Free Week April 29-May 5, 2019!!!!!

2. Sixth Grade Families Schedule Physicals and Vaccines Before End of Year!!!!

3. Family Night Featuring Badminton May 7!!!

4. Red Balloon Run May 11

5.  End of Year Medication Pick-Up!!



Upcoming Events


April 29 - May 5 is Screen-Free Week, so it’s the perfect time to rethink your family’s screen time habits and find new ways to stay active. 
Too much screen time can be detrimental to your child’s health, and even your own. The lack of physical activity and abundance of screen time are two of the biggest obstacles to children’s health that we face. Excessive screen time is leading to a dramatic increase in nearsightedness while sitting too much is considered by many to be as dangerous as smoking. According to the Vision Impact Institute, physical activity can improve whole child health and vision. It also has a dramatic effect on brain development. In a recent 60 Minutes special on CBS, the National Institutes of Health revealed that kids who spend more than two hours a day on screens got lower scores on thinking and language tests.
Today’s students are less active than ever before. In fact, the average 19-year-old is as inactive as the average 60-year-old. This can lead to a wide variety of health problems such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, vision problems, poor socialization skills, and even some mental health issues - all of which can follow them into adulthood. Regular physical activity and exercise is the best way to avoid these issues across the lifespan.
So before you hand over that iPad, start that Netflix binge, or let your child play video games in their room, think about setting healthy limits and getting regular physical activity with these tips:
  • Calculate screen time:  Figure out how much screen time students get at school, daycare, at home, and even while on the go (think tablets, phones, back seat TV monitors and portable gaming devices in the car). Take an honest assessment of how much screen time everyone in your family is getting and then take steps to reduce it. The Media Use Plan and Calculator can help you calculate how much screen time is appropriate for each member of your family.
  • Set limits: You can’t do much to reduce screen time when they are at school, but you can control it at home or in your car. Set healthy limits by keeping kids active with chores, outdoor play, or family activities. Driving time is also a great opportunity to increase family talk time and reduce screen time. After all, you do have a captive audience once they are in the car.
  • Go screen-free:  Designate a few screen-free days each week or set aside a certain time when all screens must be turned off. Turning off screens an hour or so before bedtime is a great way to wind down the evening and help kids get build better sleep habits. You can also designate certain areas of the house as screen-free zones like the dining room or bedroom.
  • Take breaks:  Encourage kids to play outside instead of playing video games or watching TV when they come home. Have them take frequent breaks during homework to keep them from being too sedentary. Help break the addiction to gaming by making them do a chore or some other form of physical activity for each half hour of game time.
  • Be the change:  Model screen-free behavior by limiting your own screen time. It’s easy to try and tell children what they should do, but are you following your own advice? Put your phone down when the family is together. Ask them to go on a walk with you or to play soccer in the backyard. Turn off the TV during dinner time. Change starts with you.
  • Get moving:  Make physical activity part of your family’s regular schedule to create a natural screen-free time and boost physical health for everyone. Evening walks, weekend hikes, or family chore time gets everyone moving together.




Current Sixth Grade Families-DTaP and Meningitis (MCV4) Before End of School Year!


The DPT is required prior to entry to grade 7.   Most sixth graders had their last DPT vaccine at about age 4 or 5 and are due for a booster anyway.  The MCV4 vaccine must also be given prior to starting 7th grade but NOT before 11 years old.  If the MCV4 was given before age 11 years, they will have to have it again before the start of 7th grade.  These are state requirements and will apply no matter what middle school your child attends.  If your student does get these vaccines before the end of the 6th grade year, please provide a copy of the updated immunization record to the school nurse when it becomes available.  The sooner you provide an updated immunization record to the school, the sooner you can put that requirement behind you.  
Please understand: your student will not be given a schedule or be permitted to start grade 7 until the vaccine requirements are met.



Attention Students and Families!  Join us for the last Badminton Family Night in the Robinson gym:

Tuesday May 7  6-7:30 pm





The Red Balloon Run and Ride is May 11, 2019!

Come walk or ride your bike with students, staff and families!  Dress for comfort and wear your PURPLE!  Make it as fun as you'd like!  We've seen tutu's and face paint!  Last year it was cancelled which is likely why they moved it to May this year instead of April.



END OF YEAR MEDICATION PICK UP!! 

Medications taken on an "as-needed" basis must be picked up from the clinic by Wednesday, May 22.  All daily medications must be picked up by the last day of school on May 24th. All medications are disposed at the end of the last day and are NOT SAVED for the next school year so please pick them up.  Thank you!!  


 
That's all for now!


Friday, February 1, 2019

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019

Welcome to Robinson's Wellness E-News! 

You can check here for all school health and wellness committee activities, 
announcements and updates! 

Sincerely, Christie Camizzi, BSN, RN


Contents:
1. Family Night Featuring Badminton!
2. Sixth Grade Families Schedule Physicals and Vaccines Before End of Year
3. Controlling the Flu at Robinson
4. Living for Zachary
5. Red Balloon Run May 11



Upcoming Events


Attention Students and Families!  Join us for Badminton Family Night on the following dates in the Robinson gym:

Tuesday March 5  6-7:30 pm

Wednesday April 10  6-7:30 pm

Tuesday May 7  6-7:30 pm


Current Sixth Grade Families-DTaP and Meningitis (MCV4) Before End of School Year!


The DPT is required prior to entry to grade 7.   Most sixth graders had their last DPT vaccine at about age 4 or 5 and are due for a booster anyway.  The MCV4 vaccine must also be given prior to starting 7th grade but NOT before 11 years old.  If the MCV4 was given before age 11 years, they will have to have it again before the start of 7th grade.  These are state requirements and will apply no matter what middle school your child attends.  If your student does get these vaccines before the end of the 6th grade year, please provide a copy of the updated immunization record to the school nurse when it becomes available.  The sooner you provide an updated immunization record to the school, the sooner you can put that requirement behind you.  
Please understand: your student will not be given a schedule or be permitted to start grade 7 until the vaccine requirements are met.

Help Us Control the Spread of Flu

Currently, Robinson has only a small amount of students with the flu so please help us keep it that way by reminding your child to  cough into their elbow and wash their hands frequently.  Also remember that students with any fever over 100 needs to stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours.  This is soooo important!  Thank you!


Living for Zachary Heart Screening on Saturday, March 2 from 9 AM to 2 PM



Mark Your Calendars!  The Red Balloon Run and Ride is May 11, 2019!

Come walk or ride your bike with students, staff and families!  Dress for comfort and wear your PURPLE!  Make it as fun as you'd like!  We've seen tutu's and face paint!  Last year it was cancelled which is likely why they moved it to May this year instead of April.






 That's all for now!